§ Order read for consideration of Lords Amendments.
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Herbert Lewis)
I beg to move, "That the Lords Amendments be now considered."
The Amendments made by the House of Lords are of a drafting character, and are intended to remove small technical doubts or defects which disclose themselves on an examination of the Bill. Shortly their effect is, firstly, to make it clear that county councils as public library authorities will possess borrowing powers similar to those possessed by all other library authorities; secondly, to put all other library authorities; secondly, to put an area which has established a public library under a local Act and not under the Public Libraries Act in Substantially the same position as an area which has established a library under the Public Libraries Acts, and, thirdly, to remove all doubt whether the term "borough" includes a metropolitan borough.
§ Lords Amendments considered accordingly.